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Keeping it Simple on a Budget Did you know that only 9% of homeowners in a recent survey made it under their budget (according to Which)?! But don’t worry, the team at Design for Me has assembled some tips on renovating your kitchen on a budget, but keeping it super stylish at the same time!… Read more »

 

 

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The headteacher of a school in London was looking for a complete interior re-design of her office. After posting her project to Design for Me we matched her with the best candidates and she received interest from a number of interior designers.     Head Mistress’ Office – Interior Designer  I become Head Mistress of a school… Read more »

 

 

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Living rooms ideas – from Design for Me’s architects and designers Here are some of the best living room design ideas from our architects and designers on Design for Me. Click on the images below to see their full profiles and see if they’re interested in working on your next home project by posting your… Read more »

 

 

basement conversion

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Is it a basement extension or a basement conversion? Before we get into what permissions you might need for a basement conversion, we’ll explain how we differentiate between a basement conversion and a basement extension. If you are planning to extend or enlarge your basement, the following articles may be more helpful to you: Do I… Read more »

 

 

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How to get the most out of your garden this winter Winter is the time your garden slumbers, riding out the worse that the British weather can throw at it, from heavy rain to sub-zero temperatures. It is the season in which we curl up in front of the fire, warm, cosy and protected against… Read more »

 

 

ROOF EXTENSION IDEAS

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Roof extension ideas from Design for Me’s architects and designers Click on the images below to see their full profiles and see if they’re interested in working on your next home project by posting your home project now!   Title image from Asos, architect from Islington. Click here to see more and shortlist him for… Read more »

 

 

Basement extension

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Planning rules for basement extensions Before we delve into the nitty gritty of planning rules for basement extensions, it’s worth checking whether your basement extension will require permission at all. If you’re unsure, you can see these articles: Do I need planning permission for a basement extension?  Do you need planning permission for a basement… Read more »

 

 

Mansard roof extension with terrace

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It conflicts with national or local planning policy Before buying a house or embarking on your extension project, it’s a really good idea to look into the likelihood of gaining planning approval for your dream home. The most hard-lined reason for refusal is that the proposal fundamentally conflicts with either national or local planning policy,… Read more »

 

 

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There’s much in the press about reaching ‘net-zero’ and the role the construction industry has to play in that. Something that is less often in focus is ’embodied carbon’.  James Hampton from New Makers Bureau in London shares his expertise on the subject below. See James’ full profile on Design for Me and shortlist him… Read more »